Its always easy to start the day by looking down, no place to go but up
Once said, the karma of a person’s life expressed is their face when they are old
And the hopes of ones’s life were facially expressed in youth. On a street corner, waiting for the light to change the one word in English that we shared was “Bluegrass.”
My chants steps in out of nowear and you miss it because you were working,
Whereas the Western child is early introduced to building blocks, keys in locks, water taps, and a multiplicity of items and evens which constrain him to think in terms of spatiotemporal relations and mechanical causation , the African child receives instead an education which depends much more exclusively on the spoken word and which is highly charged with drama and emotion.
Quoted from The Gutenberg Galaxy by Marshall McLuhan who is quoting a J. C. Carothers article in Psychiatry November 1959
Please ignore the out dated “ human bias” aspects of the above quote where the author is trying to connect words in a concept expressing the act of comparing oral media society to a print media society by pointing to “real life example.” Just consider the concept; compare oral and print societies and how they might generate a very different “Cultural Reality” for the individuals in the each population.
Of course you need to understand that “Cultural Reality” is where all of the people in the society share the same unified reality, there is no “fake reality” or “Alternative Facts.”
McLuhan wants to express that in a print society people use visual knowing at the with a reduction of “knowing by other senses” compared to oral societies which are less dependent on visual knowing and more on an other sense or combination of other senses.
(NOTE: Don’t get too hung up, its a concept).
And electronic media will generate a whole new “Reality” at a time when the whole Earth will be in the process of a generating a “single global culture.”
Where previously the Earth was populated by different “cultures or societies” with their own view of reality—their culture— and the history of people was the evolution of larger and larger unified populations—caves and family, clan, village, polis, kingdom, nation state—electronic media generates forces of cultural homogenization which have the abilities to generate a world culture.
Unfortunately without leadership with a vision, the past will be repeated, populists demagogues will eagerly emerge with their message of hate, killing and revenge. The process will happen, no one wants to return to caves (almost) but without leadership with a vision many people will suffer and die or more drastic, people will destroy human civilization.
Or you could just ignore it, maybe some alien culture will intervene or God will create a war that ends all wars saving two of each finding refuge in a bomb shelter ark.,
Can you find the mistakes? Are they mistakes because you think so? Would you give me an F grade for this effort?